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Briefing prepared regarding Scottish Conservative proposals for greater business support: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Published:
23 Jul 2021
Briefing prepared regarding Scottish Conservative proposals for greater business support: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202000103722
Date received: 27 Oct 2020
Date responded: 20 Jul 2021
Information requested

1. Whether any briefings, memos or other material was produced by civil servants for Ministers and/or special advisors on the Scottish Conservative proposals to for greater business support. These proposals were announced by Douglas Ross on 12 October and a summary can be found here: https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/18787905.douglasross-wants-adaptation-period-closed-businesses/.

2. Details of any meetings between civil servants, Ministers and/or special advisors where the above topic was discussed.

3. Copies of any emails or other correspondence between civil servants, Ministers and/or special advisors where the above topic was discussed

Response

1. Briefing was prepared for Ministers regarding the proposals put forward by Douglas Ross and is included as part of the response to this FOI.

2. No meetings took place during which this topic was discussed.

3. No emails were exchanged between civil servants, Ministers and SpAds on these proposals.

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